The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets in China: The Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization

The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets in China: The Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization


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China's agricultural production and food consumption have increased tremendously, leading to a complete evolution of agro-food markets. The book is divided into two parts; the first part reviews the theoretical framework for the 'social construction of the markets,' while the second part presents the implication for the agro-food markets in China.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137277947
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/20/2013
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 329
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Björn Alpermann, Würzburg University, Germany Louis Augustin-Jean, University of Tsukuba, Japan Jean-Marc Touzard, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Montpellier, France Andy Smith, SPIRIT-Sciences Po Bordeaux, France Victor Zheng, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Scott A. Waldron, University of Queensland, Australia Colin G. Brown, University of Queensland, Australia John W. Longworth, University of Queensland, Australia Véronique Chin, EHESS, Paris, France Ni Hui, University of Kyoto, Japan Shuji Hisano, Kyoto University, Japan Jørgen Delman, Copenhagen University, Denmark Yu Wang, Tsinghua University, China Gregory Veeck, Western Michigan University, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction: Agro-Food Markets in China in Light of Economic Sociology - LOUIS AUGUSTIN-JEAN AND BJÖRN ALPERMANN Part I: The Theoretical Foundation of Agro-Food Markets 1. Markets as Political Institutions - ANDY SMITH 2. An Approach to Food Quality in China: An Agenda for Future Research - LOUIS AUGUSTIN-JEAN Part II: From Producers to Consumers: The Market for Food Products 3. Post-Reform Grain Markets and Prices in China - GREGORY VEECK 4. China's Sugar under Globalization Forces: Market Structures and State Decision Making in the Context of Liberalization - LOUIS AUGUSTIN-JEAN 5. A Diachronic Analysis of the Beef Industry - COLIN G. BROWN, SCOTT A. WALDRON AND JOHN W. LONGWORTH 6. Understanding the Growth and the Decline of Small-Farm Production in the Swine Industry in Guangdong Province and in China from 1980 to 2010 - VÉRONIQUE CHIN— Part III: From Farm to Factory: Fibres and Biofuels 7. China's Cotton Market as a Strategic Action Field - BJÖRN ALPERMANN 8. Drivers and Dynamics of the Chinese Wool Market - COLIN G. BROWN, SCOTT A. WALDRON, AND JOHN W. LONGWORTH 9. Development of Contract Farming in Chinese Sericulture and the Silk Industry - NI HUI AND SHUJI HISANO 10. Growth, Globalization and Upgrading of the Chinese Cashmere Industry - SCOTT A. WALDRON, COLIN G. BROWN AND ADAM M. KOMAREK 11. Fuels for the Future? The Emerging Architecture in China's Liquid Biofuels Market - JØRGEN DELMAN AND YU WANG Conclusion: Economic Sociology and the Political Economy of China's Agro-Food Markets - BJÖRN ALPERMANN AND LOUIS AUGUSTIN-JEAN

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